Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Not That Impressed

So, color me churlish, but I'm just not impressed with the short film Plot Device. Presumably it cost just under ten thousand dollars in cash.
I mean it's OK. It's funny. It only overplays the joke by two "environments". It's one location. There's a behind-the-scenes which is longer than the short.
But it's a short. In one location. For more than a thousand dollars a minute.
If you make a feature for ten thousand dollars (which is basically what you have to do nowadays) then all right, I'm with you.
But a short? Meh. You've overspent.

Plot Device from Red Giant on Vimeo.


Chance Shirley said...

I agree. I don't get all the love for "Plot Device." The highest praise I can muster is "it's cute." I hope Red Giant paid that $10K and wrote it off as advertising. 'Cause, otherwise, somebody wasted a lot of money.

Kangas said...

Yeah, but on the other hand they could be like some people and say it cost $50, and then we'd all scoff about how much it would have cost if they actually PAID the people involved.

So this time, they DID pay them...hard to fault them, especially when it really IS an ad for them(and it's worked...getting them a lot of play)

Andrew Bellware said...

Yeah, you're right too.
Still, I'd have cut two of the sections out. Why do short films always run too long? ;-)